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Transmission shifting with out clutch pushed in?

Hello, I have a 2011 5.0 with manual transmission. My question is when its not running it will come out of gear without the clutch pushed in. I can shift in to any gear even rev. And it does it very is you don't have to force it. It will not come out of gear while running. Is this normal? I only have 8000 miles on her..

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If the engine is off you do not need the clutch to shift.


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That is perfectly normal. If it was falling out of gear while the motor was running that would be an issue.

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Thanks, that's what I was wanting to hear.
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You could pull it out of gear while driving without disengaging the clutch if you tried really hard . Not recommended however.

The lateral force that is applied to the gears when the engine is running is what keeps you from pulling it out without pushing in the clutch. When the engine isn't spinning there is no force on the gear teeth inside the transmission thus you can put it in whatever gear you want without disengaging the clutch.
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Thanks firestorm for your reply. I was worried something might be wrong.my powertrain warranty runs out the end of this month and I wanted to make sure it was normal. This is my first standard car and I was always told the clutch had to be in to shift gears.
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if you are really good at it, you actually can shift without using the clutch . . . but it is really hard on the transmission and can cause immediate damage if you don't do it just right

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Dont put ideas in his head lol. Use the clutch :P Warranty is about to expire

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When you stop being able to put it into gear while the car is running, and/or you start getting grinding every time you put it in gear. Then your having issues

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Which is why I always pull the parking brake *and* put the car in gear before parking. Seen several cars pop out of gear while parked and go rolling into a tree or light pole. Well, I've seen the aftermath anyway.
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if you are really good at it, you actually can shift without using the clutch . . . but it is really hard on the transmission and can cause immediate damage if you don't do it just right
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Dont put ideas in his head lol. Use the clutch :P Warranty is about to expire
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Roger that on the parkbrake. Luckily I had it set when I figured out it would come out of gear. I was detailing my car when I noticed my 6 year old shifting gear. He thought it was cool..
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Which is why I always pull the parking brake *and* put the car in gear before parking. Seen several cars pop out of gear while parked and go rolling into a tree or light pole. Well, I've seen the aftermath anyway.
Oh definitely, in gear and e-brake on.

Putting the E-brake on is good practice even in an automatic car. The entire weight of your car is being held on a tiny little metal tooth in the transmission. They do fail sometimes.

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